Guns and Rosés

Longtime readers of this blog already know that I’m a big fan of the Pacific Rod & Gun Club. There’s nothing better than spending the day at this historic San Francisco skeet shooting range and enjoying the sights of Lake Merced, while getting a few rounds of skeet in. Unless, of course, there’s a wonderful meal that goes along with it.

My friend Matthew is one of the founders of Stag Dining, a clandestine dinner club in San Francisco that plans themed dinners around venues and events. And whenever Stag hosts a dinner at the Pacific Rod & Gun Club, I always try to make it out. 

This Sunday, Stag Dining will be hosting a “Guns ’n Rosés" dinner. The event will start off with a round of skeet shooting with a raw and charcuterie bar. In addition, there will be a champagne sabering instructional (don’t worry, champagne and other alcohol will only be served after everyone’s done shooting).

Afterwards, there will be an amazing dinner with pork head tacos, charred summer corn, vension tartar, peaches and burrata, and homemade soft serve. The dinner also holds a special occassion, as it will be the official release of the Stag’s rosé, Deerblood Rosé. There will also be other rosés availabe from Bodkin, Wilson & Wilson, and Kivelstadt.

I invite you all to attend this wonderful event with me this Sunday. Don’t worry, the event begins at 3:30pm so you’ll have plenty of time to watch the World Cup beforehand. 

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/guns-n-roses-tickets-12106712503

(Full Disclosure: The Stag’s have graciously invited me to attend this event for free, but I would have paid (and was planning on it) for this event in a heartbeat.)

If you can make it, then you should go! Stag Dining puts on amazing events and their skeet-shooting dinners are fun and tasty. And with the recent news about the city trying to close down the club, you might not get many more opportunities to do this again.

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Stag Dining: Shot and a Beer: The Feast — I don’t have the pretentiousness to call myself a foodie. Like any reasonable person, I like a great meal and take delight in being exposed to food that’s been prepared differently and blows away my expectations. I know a lot of people love to get in depth about techniques, sourcing ingredients and other minutiae, but I just want to eat something delicious and be present in that moment. 

The bottom line with the dinner and beer tasting hosted by Stag Dining was this: the food is amazing and the chefs do a great job of pairing the drinks to their dishes, both in theory and in practice. You’re going to eat a great meal. 

What’s really fun though about the dinner portion is meeting new people. I went alone and found myself chatting with a bunch of strangers, but had a great time learning about their lives. Eating great food among good (new) company is something Stag Dining seeks to provide in a very casual atmosphere that makes conversation natural. 

Of course, alcohol helps, too. The beer pairings were from Almanac Beer Co. and they even offered us a chance to taste a beer that hasn’t been tasted outside the brewery, yet. One of the cool things was listening to the company’s founder talk about his beers and get nerdy about it. It’s always neat to hear people passionate about their job, which I can definitely say is the case with the folks at Almanac, where they spend a lot of time not just on making their beers, but also working with local farmers for their ingredients. 

(If you’re interested in trying Almanac’s brews, your best bet is Whole Foods in the San Francisco area. It’s harder to find outside the city, I’m told, which led me to grab a few before driving south toward home for two hours.)

While Stag Dining hosts events similar to this one (in the past they’ve had shoots with wines), they also host a weekly prix fixe dinner for $40 at Off The Grid at Fort Mason Center every Friday evening. 

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A menswear blog on finding your personal style, written by Kiyoshi Martinez.

I work at Khaki's of Carmel and live in the Monterey Bay area. Formerly from Chicago.

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